Agency Rankings by Demographic

The Best Places to Work rankings include results based on the index scores of demographic groups tracked in the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey.

The index score is calculated using a proprietary weighted formula that looks at responses to three different questions in the federal survey. The more the question predicts intent to remain, the higher the weighting.

  • I recommend my organization as a good place to work. (Q. 40)
  • Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your job? (Q. 69)
  • Considering everything, how satisfied are you with your organization? (Q. 71)

Click on an agency’s name to view its full report. Use the column headings to sort the table.

Rank Agency 2016 2015 Change (2015‑16)
10 Surface Transportation Board 74.2 80.9 -6.7 
1 Federal Labor Relations Authority 86.2 86.6 -0.4 
5 National Endowment for the Arts 80.1 72.3 7.8 
16 Federal Maritime Commission 69.4 67.7 1.7 
3 Office of Management and Budget 82.5 80.4 2.1 
6 U.S. International Trade Commission 78.9 76.7 2.2 
7 Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service 78.8 80.9 -2.1 
14 Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 70.3 70.8 -0.5 
15 Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation 69.7 69.3 0.4 
13 Corporation for National and Community Service 70.7 69.1 1.6 
12 National Transportation Safety Board 71.4 66.1 5.3 
18 Merit Systems Protection Board 68.5 75.8 -7.3 
20 Railroad Retirement Board 67.2 66.6 0.6 
25 Commodity Futures Trading Commission 63.5 58.7 4.8 
22 Consumer Product Safety Commission 66.0 66.6 -0.6 
28 Federal Election Commission 55.3 58.3 -3.0 
8 National Endowment for the Humanities 77.8 77.6 0.2 
26 National Gallery of Art 60.5 59.6 0.9 
23 Federal Housing Finance Agency 65.7 65.2 0.5 
18 International Boundary and Water Commission 68.5 54.1 14.4 
27 Selective Service System 58.8 64.4 -5.6 
17 Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board 68.9 71.9 -3.0 
Congressional Budget Office 0.0 
24 Export-Import Bank of the United States 65.1 68.0 -2.9 
9 Farm Credit Administration 76.2 71.2 5.0 
2 Office of Special Counsel 82.9 73.4 9.5 
4 Overseas Private Investment Corporation 82.4 80.4 2.0 
21 Millennium Challenge Corporation 66.7 62.8 3.9 
11 Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board 71.6 72.9 -1.3 

Not all agencies have data for demographic groups, due to small sample sizes. Explain this.

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